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The big switch: Caring and preparing as parents age

As parents age, roles often switch -- caregiver becomes the cared for. As this transition happens, important and often difficult conversations must be had as a family.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:59am EDT

Tags: parenting, aging parents, elder care, Children, family, virginia morris, parents

Pet insurance an exercise in love and responsibility

Insurance often comes down to legal requirements and financial hits. We have to insure our cars and we insure our health because, without it, bankruptcy could be reality when faced with a major illness. But what about that furry face that greets your every morning and curls up with you at night?

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 12:27pm EDT

Tags: pet insurance, Katy Nelson, Dr. Pawz, pets, cats, dogs

Off the 8's: The Grinch who worked on Christmas

Not everyone is drinking out of a giant cup of Christmas cheer this year. But before you go hounding "the grinches," stop and think about why people might be low on spirit.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:11am EST

Tags: christmas, Off the 8s

Part of famous trio returns to National Mall for anniversary march

Noel Paul Stookey, a third of Peter, Paul & Mary, talks to WTOP about his plans to return to the National Mall for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 02:25pm EDT

Tags: peter, paul & Mary, noel paul stookey, paul stookey, alan etter


Software stops training videos if employee looks away

Sound like Big Brother? CEO says there's a different goal.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 07:22am EDT

Tags: mindflash, focus assist, training, david burd,

Cruise control poses dangers you may not realize

Long-distance drivers and highway travelers praise cruise control, but a recent study warns drivers may want to rethink its use.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 04:55am EDT

Tags: cruise control, driving, traffic, Travel, Nick Iannelli

Friendliest and least friendly cities in the world

Why is it that out of the top 10 most unfriendly cities in the world, five are in the United States?

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:38am EDT

Tags: friendly cities, unfriendly cities, david burd, Conde Nast Traveler,

Simple steps to consistently conk out the kids

Kids need consistent sleep schedules to ensure their ever-changing brains develop correctly. But getting them into a routine is the hard part.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: Wall Street Journal, sleep, parenting, Children,

Your commute: Breaking back, bank and spirit

While a bigger, more affordable house outside the city is appealing, long commutes to work are costly to body and mind -- not just the bank.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:01am EDT

Tags: commute, market watch, Matt Heimer, david burd, Dimitri Sotis

WSSC: Water restrictions end, normal service resumes

While water restrictions remain in southern Prince George's County, no customers are expected to be without water this week, according the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 08:13pm EDT

Tags: WSSC, water outage, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Jim Neustadt, water mains,

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